Author: hmurphy

An Audiobook for Imogene in New Orleans!

What a thrill to have my book turned into a performance. I admire the audiobook medium. They’re incredibly popular among readers and library users. It’s been a long and winding road to get here. Shortly after Imogene in New Orleans was published, a friend asked me if there would be an audiobook version. I hesitated,

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The Importance of Being Edited: Why Writers Need Editors

Hemingway said you shouldn’t let people know you had to learn to write, that you should let them think you were born a writer. Readers can easily tell which books have been edited by professionals and which ones have been edited by the writer and/or well-meaning family members. One thing I’ve learned is that I

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Imogene in New Orleans Wins Writer’s Digest Award

I’m so proud of this book. Did you know that nearly 2 million books are published worldwide each year? That’s incredible. The odds are ever not in your favor if you’re trying to find readers. Therefore, I’ve done everything I could do to get Imogene in New Orleans in front of people. It’s been quite

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Book signings and author appearances in 2015

I had an absolute marvel of a time in Baton Rouge on Halloween weekend. I attended the great Louisiana Book Festival. It was too good for words.               What a wondrous event. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more hospitable group of folks than Jim Davis and his merry

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